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CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 12:30pm EST
and replace the savings so it wouldn't add to the deficit by increasing some government fees and perhaps requiring a higher contribution from federal workers for their retirement program and maybe about a 65 to $70 billion deal. it wouldn't be a deficit reduction deal, but it would, it would be an agreement on the level of discretionary spending or the appropriations bills for the next one or two years. >> host: and talk to us about scale. is the a large deal? is it a small deal if how does this kind of fit in our range of options? >> guest: this is not what you would call a grand bargain. it's a small deal. they deliberately set a pretty modest target because they thought something more ambitious wouldn't get done. so in the effort of finding some sort of an agreement for this year, this year's appropriations level and possibly it looks like next year's, they would just target that and see if they could reach an agreement on that, and that's kind of where we're headed. >> host: talking about the prospects for a budget deal this morning with the concord coalition's bob bixby. if you'd li
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 7:00pm EST
are not going to sink our economy. plus, the annual deficit is dropping fast. according to the congressional budget office. in the fiscal year, the deficit as a percentage of g.d.p. dropped by 37%. there are still some challenges for the u.s. economy. but the current -- if the only thing congress does right now is to get out of the way, that itself would be progress. and that's our show for today on tuesday, the winners and losers in wall street annual bonus sweep stakes, in for ali valshi, thank you for joining us. homeowners, one minute home he is. what is going on. talk rabbiting numbers we have more homeless school age kids in america than ever before. >> right. >> so we have to have a whole new conversation about american
Bloomberg
Dec 6, 2013 1:00am EST
that was quite worrying, the good news regarding the fiscal deficit is only cyclical. get us growth slowdown going forward, we might not see the fiscal contraction of the deficit that we really need. essentially our spending habit 's have not changed that much. we have been in austerity for so long, it was a shame that it was not more structural change. >> what does it mean for sterling capitol when you look at the top 10 currencies. this is against the other nine. can its strength continue. >> it depends on the bank of england. if it threatens the inflation target of two percent, we have target. inflation and this could force the hand because the strong pound could all of a sudden having a real problem of their policy. now, there is a real threat of that sum will push this into deflationary territory. is that real concern for the bank of england? >> it is not on their forecasts at the moment that we have seen such a huge appreciation of sterling already. at 164 level does look very sticky. it will take a little to push us up there. if we were to see a 500 moving. >> thank you. we will get h
CNBC
Dec 6, 2013 7:00pm EST
of a government shutdown in january. but it would provide little long-term deficit reduction and there remains a sticking point over unemployment benefits and republicans don't believe the democrats are entirely serious about that. it's come up late in the process. not sure if the white house is going to insist on that happening. another potential sticking point may be whether or not there's any long term deficit reduction in the deal if they just raised the sequester caps and substitute one set of cuts for the other, there wouldn't be deficit reduction. there's some talk that the revenue components would be dedicated to deficit reduction. but we have to wait and see happens next week. this congress is unpredictable. >> house defense chairman buck mccann, he wants $20 billion more, because defense gets killed in the sequestration. he has defense hawks that will vote against it if they don't get their $20 billion and that means john boehner doesn't have 218 votes. >> he may not have 218 votes, but look, any accommodation you make like that from -- to assist the defense is going to squeeze the o
Bloomberg
Dec 6, 2013 5:00pm EST
is a healthy and urbanization, but we did have a deficit. one of the challenges to address was to know longer have a deficit. it created an entity that would enable a structure that would enable one to receive money, and those who gave money to get tax deductions was key. so we got a new irs status, c3 charitable foundation, and we also received chi museum.s the nogu prior to that, the noguchi foundation which was the museum was a program of. >> how would you describe the work of noguchi to those are not familiar with this culture or art? york, mother was from new his father was japanese. he called himself a global artist at the time. it was before the motions of multiculturalism and biracial. he was born in 1904. he was extraordinarily prolific in that he worked in parks, landscapes. he was a precursor to all of the artists that went on to be known as earthwork artists. he did parks, playgrounds, theater curtains, theater sets. he had an association with martha graham for 50 years. many people do not realize the big stainless steel piece in rockefeller center, which is in the building, he di
FOX Business
Dec 5, 2013 4:00pm EST
to get the trade deficit down which means getting the dollar down. we're shipping $5 billion worth of demand overseas, money earned here, spent in europe, china, demand, whatever. it is very hard to fill that gap. we did that in the last decade with the housing bubble. that is not a really good way to go. i would put the emphasis down to get the trade deficit close closer to balance. liz: you think the weaker dollar is better. exports looked not certainly so bad. exports were up. people are buying our good overseas. >> well, it was some improvement but we actually revised down the previous numbers, previous month ace numbers. so it wasn't much of an improvement. we have a ways to go. we have a deficit of 500 billion. maybe we're moving in the right direction but if so, very slowly. we have to pick up that pace. liz: precursor to the government's jobs number report, adp, came out yesterday. look better than expected, 218,000 jobs created what are you expecting from the labor department tomorrow? >> i will be a pessimist, 141, 50. last month was strong numbers. strong growth in retai
CNBC
Dec 9, 2013 4:00am EST
by friday's deadline. the plan doesn't significantly reduce the deficit or, indeed, replace the sequester budget cuts. what does it do? we'll get into that a little bit later. >>> meanwhile, 203 jobs created last month. nonfarm payroll showed the jobless rate down to 7%. the better than expected numbers increase the speculation that the fed might stop. don smith joins us for more. don, very good morning to you. i see on a reuters survey there are now four that expect december or january, five in january. quite a significant move from the survey in october. what are your own thoughts? why wouldn't you go next week if you were the fed? >> well, exactly. there's still so much uncertainty in the market about will they or won't they. yet the market thinks at some point in the next few months it is inevidenceable. i think why not get the tapering out of the way, the announcement in december, even if it's a preannouncement to take effect from january. i think the bond market reaction to the pretty strong payroll report on friday taught us quite a lot, actually. we didn't see very significant sel
PBS
Dec 6, 2013 9:00am PST
of bryce is in fighting the new fighters stockpiles are growing and so was the government's deficit. it said to have reached a deal in dollars around ten percent off the nation's budget. some feel there is a strong need to change the political environment for this financial burden. it's not passed to his students generation. that is why he decided to join in the demonstrations along with his co the us. you see the government is injecting taxpayer money into its political base in rural areas women. government officials to change the way they spend our money. to be used to improve the lives of all the time people the day the day the more the one gal worked at the country's transport ministry the thirty six year old fisher writes history demonstrations during his lunch break. he says he fell extremely angry when the government tried to pass a bill that would pardon former prime minister talks to the feel of what's been sentenced to prison the person who's committed wrongdoing by many to reading votes in parliament should get off scot free. it's not acceptable. not in a country that sup
PBS
Dec 6, 2013 6:30pm PST
deficit reaching out to some discussion about this alarming. add to the commercial hub is like a civics with the outbreak of the epidemic. then the forty seven thousand visitors vaccination. the defendant's refusal of the budget documents to be in the end of the organization program of the country. after that the demented ropes activists of all the time i took that as the benefits of bad vaccinations and again it is a western plot to sterilize muslims. the director had about but found that the porto by respondents said yes please read the perspective of the strip had the energy and focus on in the wall the demise of south african leader nelson mandela on thursday. jackie up a five course it was a great fit it in debt and a bit of inspiration all humanity president the democrats he said. wisdom promo could shoot him in the men's team and it is the more joy and peace be with the portuguese injustice in that sense of the cycle of humanity it's the top. i just said that. it is too old to justice. for what. most don't. stick onto ocean. this is a certainty. it didn't waste. oh what the grump
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 5:00am PST
about that next in the next segment. . >> a relentlessly growing deficit of opportunity is a bigger threat to our future than our rapidly shrinking fiscal deficit. >> the president on wednesday speaking at the center for american progress. he talked about invoking the fast food workers, liberal economists writing in the new york times responded by writing finally our political class has spent years obsessed which a fake problem worrying about debt and deficits that never pose a threat to the nation's future, showing no interest in stag nateing wages. mr. obama i'm sorry to say bought into that diversion. now, however, he is moving on. isaac, do you share that reading that paul had, two, three years ago, everybody in washington was old souls on a deficit reduction including the president, himself, now even president obama is showing publicly an inclination to show that warren style populism. >> i think the rhetoric has changed. just to go back to the last seg him, jonathan was saying the tea party has people in washington. there is elizabeth warren. i think if it's going to come, it'
CNBC
Dec 6, 2013 4:00am EST
their budget deficit targets. the brussels, frankfurt, berlin group will be trying to force them to comply. >> charles dumas, staying with us. >>> coming up on today's show, let me tell you what's ahead. taper talks go into overdrive as markets await the u.s. jobs report. but as experts look at last month's numbers, we assess how this could affect strategy. >>> and capital markets dry up in the sector, we'll discuss where to find value at 1020 cet. >>> the race is on to name asia pacific's number one tech hub. we'll take a look at the fastest growth technology firms. >>> and world cup fever hangs in the balance as nations find out who they are playing. we'll discuss the travel implications at 1045 cet. ya know, with new fedex one rate you can fill that box and pay one flat rate. how naughty was he? oh boy... [ male announcer ] fedex one rate. simple, flat rate shipping with the reliability of fedex. >>> deal or no deal? the wto is trying to reach an agreement. >> the right to food security of the poor people, then only they will be saved. strengthening of wto is a shared responsibility of
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 2:00am PST
washington post" says it would roll back some of the cuts and take action to reduce the deficits. overall it may not be the grand bargain some were hoping for. negotiators have been trying to find common ground since october as part of the grooemted thagre end the government shutdown. >>> so south africa. the nation and the world gather to remember nelson mandela. sunday was a national day of prayer in south africa with millions paying their respects to the former president. the preparations are now under way for a memorial service that will bring dozens of world leaders, including president obama, to south africa starting today. robin kurnow is outside mandela's home this morning. you've just spoken to one of his closest confidants. what did she say? >> we are hearing for the first time what is going on inside this house behind me. the home where nelson mandela died. we have been seeing a lot of people coming outside in the past few days laying flowers, paying their respects. we understand according to african tradition, nelson mandela's wife is sitting on a mattress in the living room i
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 1:00pm PST
would push off demands for deficit cutting. the president has said the deficit should take a back seat to jobs right now. there are also tense negotiations over cutting hiking security fees. and lawmakers also talking about partially repealing the sequester spending cuts. proposals to extend jobless benefits for the long term unemployed have also hit a snag. the president says those benefits are critical for many families, and he pushed the gop on that issue this weekend. >> for many families, it can be the difference between hardship and catastrophe. last year alone, it lifted 2.5 million people out of poverty. and cushioned the blow for many more. but here's the thing. if members of congress don't act before they leave on their vacations, 1.3 million americans will lose this lifeline. >> did you hear that? there might have been a little shade there for republicans on the hill. they are giving themselves another long vacation starting friday. on the other hand, some conservatives now say opposing unemployment benefits is their way of helping the unemployed. >> i do support unemploymen
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am EST
's infrastructure deficit. roads, bridges, transit systems are all increasingly at risk. we are facing an inadequate state of repair, construction of new facilities are on hold and we are losing ground in meeting our own needs, let alone the challenges of global competition. yet, this challenge is an opportunity for some potential progress. we know what to do to meet this challenge. we can write a new transportation bill that will meet today's needs. it just needs more money. there is a vast coalition that supports additional resources for infrastructure. the so-called special interests that are so often at odds are remarkably aligned when it comes time to recognize and fix this problem. business, labor, professional groups, local government, environmentalists, truckers, bicyclists all agree. the paralysis that surrounds questions of raising taxes does not necessarily need to apply in this case. ronald reagan, after all, was willing to sign into law a five cent gasoline tax increase 31 years ago when a nickel a gallon was real money. a user fee is in fact a different category from a general tax incr
PBS
Dec 8, 2013 5:30pm PST
this taken me through a deficit of one penalty. and things around before the break when an airplane equalised with a grey and the like. when the then came from mike schools that will also sport from the penalty spot like the captain predicted that this was sent off for a second to none. the weekend results so far look like this got one for two against time about how spoke back to when it come but finds that last attempt a call sometime on sunday at the coast was well like take on britain. stay with us sunday champion. are you. the years. sure sweetie it. the team he was sixteen this keeps the second set nineteen ski team in each district to its gdp who graciously decided to start we didn't eat by the sea. i don't like effects. it tells its own pc the year. as the week starting ukraine was in the midst of its worst political crisis since the orange revolution almost a decade ago. demonstrators laid siege to government buildings. this issue the debate on the klitschko called for the resignation of president viktor you know cool pics. the latter's refusal to sign a pro europe act to restrict the
KICU
Dec 6, 2013 4:00am PST
cutting benefits to cover a $100 billlion deficit. unions are planning a fight. and starbucks is out with a fancy shmancy metal gift card...that costs $450 dollars. it goes on sale at noon est today at gilt.com. only 1,000 are available. tim mulholland of china america capital joins us now from the trading floor he's getting set for the jobs number coming out today. will we see jobs on the rise? > >given the adp report, the gdp report, the initial claims earlier this week and yesterday i think expectations are for a strong number. so that's what the market's expecting. i think an expected number of 185 will be considered good. if it's a stronger number than expected, above 200, bonds sell off in this anticipation of tapering. but i think we're still along ways off of that. i also think we need to consider if it's a weaker than expected number i think that fears of any early tapering are off the table and maybe we'll be off to the races again in the equity markets will continue quantitative easing and stimulus in the market. > >what else could we see as far as market reaction today?
Bloomberg
Dec 5, 2013 3:00pm EST
pill. a big hit to government spending but a sharp improvement in the deficit to gdp ratio. we do not have to swallow the pill again in 2014. we have reset government spending out lower levels. we did not have to do it all over again. makes for pretty easy comparison year-over-year when you compare 2014 to 2013. sex we are running less of a deficit. that is good news. what if you drill down and talk thet individuals? >> it is verge because of the wealth effect. rising. have been consumers are at the upper end of the spectrum and have been really getting the benefit of higher net worth. here is net worth as a percent of disposable income. we have seen very sharp improvement that is driving the spending we are seeing in the economy. >> in other words, the total net worth is 600% of what you make. if you make 100,000, you are worth 600,000? >> exactly. s&p is up. equities are up. general home price valuations are up. we have been covering a lot of the lost wealth. five years after the financial crisis, we have recovered a lot of the wealth. the dominant theme for spending in 2014. >>
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 2:00pm PST
the government, folks with the national deficit dropping at its fastest rate in 60 years? it is time to stop the obsession with deficits and start an obsession about middle-class job creation. >> well, governor granholm, i'm going to give the president credit for these numbers -- >> stop the presses -- >> but this nation is still woefully unemployed. he has to take credit for that, too. i know his numbers could not have come at a better time for an administration that's had a rough couple months. in the crossfire tonight, a pair of economic experts, david madlin director of the american worker project for the center of political progress. >> and david, let me start with you. even though this morning's jobs numbers sound rea
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 4:00pm EST
-- if you want to keep a deficit the way it is, you need to find some way to save money elsewhere if you're going to boost spending for the next two years which is what they're talking about. they're talking about cutting spending over a longer time frame in other areas. one area they might ask federal employees to pay a little more for their pension plans. another possible rumored area is they might hike the fees for airline security. now we don't know the exact details of these, and in some ways that's actually a good sign. the fact that a lot of these proposals aren't really leaking in their specifics means that the talks are still ongoing and that they're still productive and you know, a couple of people have said, once you start hearing these damaging leaks about oh, this isn't it or democrats are proposing this that's when things are falling apart. >> brad let me ask you, what are the chances of this deal as it's taking shape now passing both chambers, i'm particularly talking about the house, if you talk about fees that's easily construed as a tax. >> the house is a tricky part. t
KICU
Dec 6, 2013 11:00pm PST
a seven point deficit to win by nine over toronto. tonight in houston golden state nearly made as many turnovers as field goals. warriors in their dark jerseys shot 36% from the field. rockets scored 23 points off golden state 22 turnovers. james harden you're so vicious. 34 for harden. he also led the team with eight turnovers. look at this alley oop pass. here comes houston. there goes harden. warriors never in this one. they lose this one 85-83. >>> sharks are already regretting their east coast trip. they lost back to back games in regulations for the first time this super bowl. it felt like the grinch stole christmas in raleigh. san jose scored twice. sharks make something happen in the third. justin braun one times it. steals a goal past ward. we're tied at three but it wasn't meant to be. rookie elias lenum deflects it. an empty nether to score three goals and they win 5-3. the baseball business is just getting wackier. yankees win two big [ female announcer ] for those who love sweets your season is here. let's just call it the baking time of year. you need special ingredients.
FOX
Dec 6, 2013 10:00pm PST
us all tuesday when they overcam a seven point deficit to win by nine over toronto. tonight in houston golden state nearly made as many turnovers as field goals. warriors in their dark jerseys shot 36% from the field. rockets scored 23 points off golden state 22 turnovers. james harden you're so vicious. 34 for harden. he also led the team with eight turnovers. look at this alley oop pass. here comes houston. there goes harden. warriors never in this one. they lose this one 85-83. >>> sharks are already regretting their east coast trip. they lost back to back games in regulations for the first time this super bowl. it felt like the grinch stole christmas in raleigh. san jose scored twice. sharks make something happen in the third. justin braun one times it. steals a goal past ward. we're tied at three but it wasn't meant to be. rookie elias lenum deflects it. an empty nether to score three goals and they win 5-3. the baseball business is just getting wackier. yankees win two big time players. sarah and mitty play a division championship game tonight. it's for all the marvels
Bloomberg
Dec 6, 2013 8:00am EST
purchases. we have a deficit that is following -- falling like a rock, and mortgage origination. the fed is not only a 500 pound gorilla in those markets, they are now the only gorilla in the jungle buying in those markets, and that is something they are concerned about as well. >> diane swonk, thank you for joining us. also, michael mckee, peter cook, and alix steel. we will be focused on this big drop we have seen in the jobless rate down to 7%. we will also get reactions to the jobs report from the ceo of pimco, mohamed el-erian, and the obama administration's reaction from labor secretary tom perez. ♪ >> well it seems like the whisper numbers were right. we got a huge surprise on the upside for jobs. to jobless rate went down 7%. i want to bring in someone who lives for jobs days. he loves these days because the data tells the story. tom keene is with us. you talk to bill gross. >> i want to make clear, this is a sport. just before the report i put out my last guess, and that was 200- 5000. >> who is bragging now? >> it is not my point, it is drew matus at ubs nailing the unemploym
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
at present levels and to manage the budget deficit with a view to its continuous reduction. similarly, we are agreed that a permanently higher general level of taxation is to be avoided. to achieve these important objectives will require consistent discipline on the part of both the central and the provincial governments. furthermore, this disciplined approach will ensure that we integrate the objectives of our reconstruction and development plan within government expenditure and not treat them as incidental to the tasks of government, marginalised to the status of mere additions to the level of expenditure. there are major areas of desperate need in our society. as a signal of its seriousness to address these, the government will, within the next 100 days, implement various projects under the direct supervision of the president. let me briefly explain these. children under the age of six and pregnant mothers will receive free medical care in every state hospital and clinic where such need exists. [applause] similarly, a nutritional feeding scheme will be implemented in every primary scho
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 8:00am PST
of congress be ineligible for re-election if they don't beat search benchmarks, like the deficit being beneath a certain percentage of the gdp. it's a lot. >> or certain congressman who get a lot of air time like paul ryan and that's a taste of what we'll see pretty soon. ronan, thanks for stopping by today. today's producer pick comes to us from associate producer kristen bukaria. a georgia court has ordered a man to pay up for breaking his promise to marry. he owes his one-time fiance 50,000 large even though the man claims he never officially popped the question. you can read more by heading to thomas roberts facebook page. you've got to put a ring on it, nice tune. we'll be right back. ♪ if yand you're talking toevere rheuyour rheumatologistike me, about trying or adding a biologic. this is humira, adalimumab. this is humira working to help relieve my pain. this is humira helping me through the twists and turns. this is humira helping to protect my joints from further damage. doctors have been prescribing humira for over ten years. humira works by targeting and helping to block a specifi
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 7:00am EST
, loss of bladder continents, and the deficits of treatment are currently outweighing the benefits. so that test is no longer recommended. the numbers are pretty clear that the overdiagnosed of early breast cancer happens in many cases as well, and there are a number of things that are being thertaken to try to improve situation clinically. from the point of view the national cancer institute, the thing we are trying to solve is the question of how we can take these early abnormalities and tests to kinds of distinguish between those that are likely to evolve into life- threatening illnesses and those beniare simply the nine -- gn abnormalities that would not cause serious symptoms or life- threatening situations had they not been detected. we're talking with leading researchers about their areas of expertise at the nih. dr. harold varmus is the director of the national cancer institutes. al is joining us from cambridge, ohio. caller: good morning. it is a pleasure to be able to talk to a doctor out here after working for 40 years at a good job but cannot seem to ever get to talk to a d
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 3:10pm EST
school diploma is over $20,000 a year. that translates into $5,000. >> so in personal deficits or not, especially if we have a national deficit, spending money on pell grants is a good investor -- a good investment for our tax payers? >> it is not spending, it's an investment. you are absolutely correct. >> thank you. >> thank you very much. >> i appreciate this opportunity. it's a fascinating conversation. i want to focus on the testimony of dr. robinson. hearing is important because it highlights the testimony of now moving as a away from a philosophy toward higher education that focuses only on access and starts to look at success. i'm a product of pell grants. i could not have graduated from wabash college without pell grants. i have lived the importance of these degrees great but the world has changed a lot in last 40 years. i would say the federal financial aid system is one of the great success stories in the history of the federal government. access, weal was provided access to higher education for people in this country like never before. the challenge is, when these programs
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 8:45am EST
and deficit spending can find, how are you going to get a balanced budget? we don't like the current economy, what i going to do to get us to grow at the rate we ought to? coming out of this deep of recession, we will be growing five or 6% a year. we should be pulling back into the middle class. we will be solving a lot of our problems by just the sheer dynamics of a recovery. we are getting none of that right now. don't just tell me which are getting. don't know what you're for. i've been to all too many campaigns in the last 15 years that have been negative, eddie, personality oriented and they think they don't show the country well and i don't think will solve our problems with that approach. i hope you will read "breakout" but if you agree with me that this was an important concept inhibiting the people who think in that line in future, think about prison guards of the pass, we could really begin a dialogue that is future past and is very powerful in terms of bringing many people together who wouldn't know my think they were on the same side and i would appreciate it if you decide the st
CNBC
Dec 5, 2013 3:00pm EST
're talking about. because the deficits are coming down. because of the sequester they all want to get rid of. yeah, it really -- we start to go so far down the rabbit hole i need a pole to get some air down here. >> you need some air. get that guy a glass of water, quick. jim lowell, what are you doing to put money to work right now? >> let me give rick santelli a little bit of air. as a bow tie wearing yankee i'm used to being the skeptic in the room. i'm not worried at all. the u.s. consumer is in good shape. consumers across the pond, in the eurozone -- >> yeah, consumption and gdp was just off the charts, wasn't it? >> it was okay, rick. it's been okay -- >> okay is much different than good. >> grading on a curve. >> as long as that continues for real world investors and for my clients, we've been able to make significant gains. i certainly am not surprised by the pullback in the market. look, after heapings of gains it's only natural the market takes a little bit of a diet. the reality is going forward large cap, multinational blue chip, balance sheets look great. >> why doesn't the fed
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 8:00am PST
trillions of dollars of additional deficit and debt are good things for her. >> reporter: and our thanks to dana bash for that, reporting on the gop trying to woo more women voters. >>> all right. the fbi believes a letter was written and sent by a missing new hampshire teenager, abigail hernandez. she was last seen in october on her way home from school in the town of conway. well, abigail's mother received a letter a month ago. police won't talk about details in the letter, but say they are concerned for abigail's safety. adding that it is possible that she is being held against her will. >>> and while you were sleeping, u.s. defense secretary chuck hagel was on a military transport headed for an unannounced trip to afghanistan. he landed in kabul earlier this morning. is he there to thank the u.s. troops for their service and training afghan training forces, and he'll meet with his afghan counterpart to see if afghan troops are able to defend their own country. >>> as the world mourns the death of nelson mandela, tributes to south africa's first black president are pouring in that cou
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 10:00pm EST
group of symptoms which we call the the cognitiveoms, deficits. those are problems with memory and problems of attention. sadly, we do not have good treatments for those latter two categories. we have treatments for hallucinations and delusions, medications at work quite well. but the other parts of this syndrome, the parts that are often even more disabling, we need to come up with much better treatments. that is part of why nih is so focused on developing both better diagnostics and better therapeutics for these kinds of illnesses. host: this tweet on the issue of mental health -- are there any other significant development being made in other countries? guest: it is a great question. recently, mental disorder research has become global. there is a lot of interest in global mental health, and that is not just from europe and australia. canada and increasingly in other parts of the world. the disorders we're talking about our global and not unique to the developed world. as a result, there have been some very interesting little-resource environments to try to figure out how to
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 7:00am EST
deficit. that has gotten lost in this discussion, the massive debt continues to not shrink and continues to pile up for future generations. host: would you support it, short-term deal for congressional resolution? guest: it would depend on what is in it. i think most conservatives would say, we have to do something about obamacare. we have to show the american people would think it is not working. perhaps that would be not allowing the sixth in the medicaid funding to continue to be sent generally to blue states. if we can maintain the sequester level the that is a minor victory. you mentioned the shut down. would you support that prospect if it came up again? guest: i didn't support the last one. there's no bill of a shutdown. when the president and senator reid said, give me everything i want or we will show the government down, we passed 14 bills while the senate has none. i think we blinked but it did draw attention to the failures of obamacare and the fact the president and the democrats -- they own obamacare. that is not the republican of the -- that is not the fault of the republi
MSNBC
Dec 8, 2013 9:00am PST
, finding a little bit of deficit reduction. here's the key thing to focus on, though, right now, alex. the tone. there doesn't seem to be an appetite for another government shutdown. that, of course, bodes well for the economy and washington in general. take a listen to what two lawmakers had to say earlier today. >> keep the budget caps in place, not raise taxes, which is important during this weak economy, and actually avoid a government shutdown. so i'm hopeful that even by the end of this week we'll be able to come together and achieve that. >> i certainly hope as part of it that the negotiators will take to heart what the president had to say. there are working families across america that are struggling. there are unemployed families who need a helping hand. we've got to protect and preserve the safety net in america and give these working families a fighting chance. >> so alex, of course there you have republican rob portman, democrat dick durbin. and you heard senator durbin talking about unemployment insurance. that is still the main sticking point. democrats, the president w
CNBC
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am EST
be a mix of fee revenues and pension cuts to help reduce the deficit, help ease the sequester. from reading the take the journal has, they're pretty close. there's some issues remaining, but it could come as early as next week. we still have people coming in and talking about -- >> you've read that headline before, joe. down to the last most difficult item. >> these are small items, though. we're not trying to do anything. i think both sides, we're agreeing to disagree. this would put us past the next election. we will be through another election to see -- you know, to get another chance to vote on it. >> yeah. >> in wall street news, reports say eddie lampert is facing an exodus to his hedge fund. lampert has reduced the reduction technique before. we should point out that just this morning, the news has become officials. lands' end, that spin-off that we've been talking about from some time for sears holding, it, look like the board needs to make a final stage, but sears holding has filed this registration statement saying it is looking to go ahead and spin off lands' end. the stage at th
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